Wild Alaskan Salmon One Day Sale at Whole Foods

Troll caught wild Alaskan salmon is on sale at Whole Foods Market – one day, Friday for $8.99/pound.

Quoted from Whole Foods:

Coho salmon fillets from a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified fishery are on sale. They’re hand selected by Whole Foods Market’s Alaska port buyer who spends the summer at Alaska’s port openings choosing the freshest salmon to send to our stores—within 48 hours or less of the catch! The blue and white “Certified Sustainable Seafood” MSC seal ensures that the salmon are abundant and come from a well-managed fishery. And, having our own port buyer means that only top-quality salmon that are bright-skinned with a firm texture are chosen.

I love Whole Foods’ one-day-friday sales! I’ll be heading there for sure tomorrow to take advantage. I was concerned about storage, so I spoke to the seafood dept and they said they could certainly wrap it tightly for freezer stockpile. Since Mike doesn’t like much seafood, I am the lone salmon lover/eater.

I feel I should also mention that just because this salmon is MSC certified, doesn’t mean that it’s safe to consume huge portions. We need to remember that no animal product is completely 100% sustainable, especially at the current rate we’re consuming! We can never stop worrying about our seafood supplies, and the only way to keep our future safe is to consume LESS, but spend MORE for higher quality responsibly-caught seafood.

Here are some intriguing recipes from Whole Foods web site. I like the burger recipe, looks like the rating is not to hot, but the recipe comments have suggestions to make it better!

Wild Alaska Salmon and Avocado Salad
Poached Wild Salmon with Skillet Tomatoes
Rosemary-Lime Wild Alaska Salmon Kabobs
Grilled Salmon and Lemons with Herbs
Mini Wild Salmon Cakes

EDIT: The salmon was lovely! Beautiful and fresh! I purchased 2 pounds, and came home and sliced it into 6 individual servings. 5 went into the freezer in freezer bags, and I ate a piece for lunch with some homemade guacamole. Wonderful!